shangrila wrote:babyjax13 wrote:jpatrick wrote:It comes down to the medicals. If healthy and retains his athleticism, it’s an obvious yes from Minnesota. Perfect fit. But how does a team trust his health? How do they know if he will be the same player?
Beasley is not a throw-in. His movement shooting really keyed MN the second half of the year after he got back into shape. Plus 19 and Bolmaro? I don’t know. If Isaac is never is able to stay on the court, you’ve blown all your assets and got worse.
My thought is basically that he will always be an injury risk, but that the idea that if "Orlando is willing to trade him no one should be willing to buy" is a bit too simplistic for how the NBA actually operates. So, if Minnesota is reasonably confident that the worst of his injuries are behind him, I think this is a nice way to round out the rotation. If they don't feel that way, then it isn't worth it. That Isaac has those non-guarantees does make it more palatable.
This would assume that Orlando shares that confidence, at which point I doubt they're willing to do this.
I get there's questions of fit there, especially at this pre-lottery stage where it looks like they'll be adding another PF, but they're not really at a stage to be giving away talent like this.
Well, I do think that Isaac is an overrated player. A mid-first, and a large TPE for someone that might get relegated to the bench seems pretty fair to me. And Isaac is certainly starter level and provides a lot that Minnesota could use (rim protection, some switchability, can hit open threes). I don't think it's a home run either way because even a good prognosis there is of course the risk of further injury, and further injury is, of course, going to be correlated to prior injuries. So even assuming good medicals, I think his value is understandably lower than it would be had no injuries ever would have occurred. I think if this trade is off either way, to be honest, it's not much.